Do files need to be re-written once a year? - PC Hardware | DSLReports Forums
Bit rot is real -- at least over five or six years, one found a few MP3s with bad CRCs. Is this what I'm seeing? Files over a year old just sitting there and the MD5 changes? It seems doubtful but I cannot yet find any other plausible explanation.
4 days ago
Amazon.com: Linear LPF-600 Linear/ChannelPlus Low-Pass Filter: Electronics
4G LTE above channel 35?
This only passes 0-600Hz (Blocking UHF TV 36 and up).
Worth a try?
8 weeks ago
Full Disclosure: Mozilla extensions: a security nightmare (part 2)
Maybe the NSA would be kind enough to compile a Cisco OpenH264 codec for eComStation and OS/2?
8 weeks ago
Dave Yeo Mozilla Port Downloads
Newer builds of Mozilla: Seamonkey, Thunderbird...
8 weeks ago
SeaMonkey-2.42b8 and Thunderbird 45.8.0
Thunderbird 45.8.0 for OS/2? I have 10 something.
8 weeks ago
Amazon Shipping Slow : amazon
Amazon B as in Bad, A as in Awful, D as in dropping. Even prime members experiencing days to ship. Here's someone waiting 9 days to ship. Fine, if we KNOW that it takes up to 2 weeks (14 days) to ship, but terrible if you don't tell people.
9 weeks ago
Endurance Test: Does antivirus software slow down PCs? | AV-TEST
Performance test. In free for Windows @home, Bitdefender wins.
9 weeks ago
AV-Test Lab tests 16 Linux antivirus products against Windows and Linux malware | Network World
Pretty interesting. F-Prot Win:F; Lnx:F; ClamAV Win:F; Lnx:D;
Comodo Win:C Lnx:F, McAfee Win:85;Lnx:F. Something like that. Kaspersky near perfect (our NSA says they don't trust it, but wonder if they mean it's too good).
9 weeks ago
Hollinger Metal Edge - Since 1945!
Acid-free CD envelopes can replace jewel cases. (A CD-RW survives 250F just fine, without even an increase in error rate. But the polystyrene jewel case may melt at 183F and the archival polypropylene at 158F. Paper is easier on the environment and won't even char until above 350F. And paper takes less room.)
9 weeks ago
The Safe Way to Put a PGP Key in Your Twitter Bio
Egads. The safest way to publish your key is to tweet? But there's nothing safe about twitter. I mean, seriously, who's the mightiest tweeter in all the land? I'm supposed to follow THAT lead? You have GOT to be kidding me. Still, it's an interesting idea.
email  pgp  privacy  security 
11 weeks ago
Real ID - Federal Control Over Identification and Movement: Citizens' Council for Health Freedom
It's not real ID that's the threat. It's ID, period. Homeless people can't get services once their wallet or purse is stolen, because they no longer have ID. After that, they can't get ID, because you can't get it without a physical mailing address that you can prove is yours by presentation of utility bills. Real ID is merely an extension of racism and bigotry already enshrined into law at the state level.
11 weeks ago
Tin Lee Electronics :: Pricing
Usually you just need a generic FM trap and maybe a UHF low pass filter, for maybe $3 and $30 respectively. But consider our case: VHF TV carrier channel 10 starting at 192MHz is the lowest channel; UHF TV carrier channel ending at 602Mhz the highest. You could choose a custom filter of this nature. Customer filters here start at $150. But you're paying labor, so it's really not so much if that's what you need.
11 weeks ago
Digital Identity Part II – Proof-of-Personhood - Crypto Insider - Bitcoin and Blockchain News
Only about 60,000 have become part of the PGP web of trust. Most people use it without worrying about MITM attack, apparently.
11 weeks ago
Avoiding the Gmail Spam Filter
How could you be blacklisted? Let me count the ways...
12 weeks ago
CAPTCHAs: How lacking security and bad UX hurt your bottom line
Captchas and recaptchas are evil: hostile to privacy, accessibility, and security.
captchas  recaptchas  privacy  security  google  evil 
may 2017
CAPTCHA and accessibility | Design and development | Guidance | New Zealand Government Web Toolkit
logic or language questions may be extremely difficult for some users with cognitive impairments, learning difficulties, or those for whom English is a second language.
captcha  recaptcha  accessibility 
may 2017
Why you should never use a CAPTCHA
This has a hilarious example of a CAPTCHA.
captcha  image  evil 
may 2017
Disappeared News: Google compromises Gmail privacy, see if you are affected
Right. I'd forgotten that they posted people's contacts in the old buzz (google plus) without permission. Very bad for journalists and whistleblowers. The bad part of using any system where your data isn't individually encrypted at rest.
gmail  google  privacy  security  evil 
may 2017
When Windows 9x/ME Samba Access Fails
Why does everyone assume we know what Samba, SMB, etc, etc, actually are? Why is local network files sharing not done with FTP? Where's the backgrounder? Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7...
may 2017
Does moving a mail to the IMAP spam folder trains Gmail's spam filter? - Web Applications Stack Exchange
Yes. But it has to be the webmail (gmail) spam folder, not anything thunderbird specific. Will the real spam folder please stand up?
may 2017
Google Groups get site as property not just verified
Lord this is hard. You can add a site to the Google webmaster tools and verify it 'in a general way' but not be able to list or select it. There's another page to add it so that it actually lists. Egads. My head is an exploding pumpkin.
may 2017
http - Is a 302 Redirect to relative URL valid, or invalid? - Stack Overflow
Valid, apparently, under RFC7231.
But isn't the question whether a browser 'gets' it?
Or whether Apache stuffs in the right protocol?
may 2017
SSL FAQ and Troubleshooting - Documentation - cPanel Documentation
Google says use https or drop out of the index. Certificate authorities say us $300 a year for *.example.org, and you can't use example.org, or $200 a year for www.example.org AND www2.example.org and change the cert every time you add a subdomain; hosting companies say pay us $100 a year more plus dedicated IP addresses which may or may not be needed -- are you SURE that HPPS isn't VASTLY more trouble than its worth? It's certainly not secure, since virtually every government and about 10 times that many corporations can mint a phony certificate for YOUR site.
sni  dedicated  ip  ssl  https  glaze  eyes 
may 2017
Get rid of tiles • mozillaZine Forums
Now you cannot even change your home page without an add-on.
As of Firefox 41.
may 2017
Most children sleep through smoke alarms, investigator warns | Technology | The Guardian
The suspicions were borne out by research Coss carried out with Professor Niamh NicDaeid, of Dundee’s centre for anatomy and human identification, which repeatedly exposed sleeping children to the sound of industry-standard smoke detectors inside their homes. More than 80% of the 34 children aged between two and 13 did not respond to the alarm. Only two children woke up every time and none of the 14 boys woke up at all.

“When we started to explore why this was happening and we looked at other types of frequencies of sound we found out that a lower frequency sound … combined with a voice – generally a female voice – was much more effective at waking children up, and in actual fact woke up 94% of children that we tested,” NicDaeid told Today.
april 2017
Brother International Official Site - Support for your Brother Product
Symptoms of common problems that may be related to faxing over VoIP:

Fax call starts and receiving machine answers but will not connect.
Fax call is received and machine answers but will not connect.
Call (sending or receiving) connects and transmission starts but then disconnects.
Call (sending or receiving) connects and transmission starts but only 1 or 2 pages are sent before call disconnects.
Transmission Verification Report routinely shows "Poor Line Condition".
Faxes will not complete at certain times of day but work fine at other times.
Faxes will not complete to certain phone numbers but work fine with other numbers.
dlps  voip  brother  fax  facsimile 
april 2017
Celery Computerless Email: Send and Receive Email by Fax without a Computer or Internet Access
Actually grandmas are pretty good at sending and receiving emails, it's the KIDS who can't speak in more than 100 characters. If this thing is for real, it's pretty cool.
accessibility  email 
april 2017
Munsell Color Palette
Munsell to RGB (decimal)
april 2017
www.anthus.com/Colors/Cent.html is gone NBS/ISCC 267 Standard Color hue centroids (by way of error has IBCC for some reason) (Tradition argued for using pink and brown, instead of pale red and dark orange), plus extensive color dictionary of obsolete and non-standard colors mapped to one or more of these hues, with much admitted fuzziness since other color atlases were not consistent. The site has a bad e-mail address, so cannot answer questions. Color #35 Strong Reddish Orange has the same RGB code as color #70 Light Orange Yellow #FFB961. Change color#35 to that referenced in color dictionary, #E54326 for Brick Red equivalent. Color #115 and #129 have the same name, Vivid Yellowish Green. Change #115 to Vivid Yellow Green per www.swiss.ai.mit.edu/~jaffer/Color/nbs.pdf "267 colors" link on Aubrey Jaffer's site which seems to be the only posted NBS alternative I can find. Mr. Jaffer states further:
135 Light Yellowish Green 0.7g 7.4 5.2 #007BA7 looks blue. (The code referenced for #135 in the color dictionary for Light Almond Green is #9AB973, so I will use that here. #007BA7, a duplicate, is used for #167 Vivid Greenish Blue and #170, Deep Greenish Blue. The color dictionary references and Jaffer's PDF file both give the same #007BA7 for #167 and #170. Munsell numbers are also the same. A transposition error could satisfy this. Both are very dark aqua (Pourpre), but #167 is greener. Let's denote #167 as #00A77B, assuming that G is moved to B and B to G. -JCF)
9 Pinkish White 5.8r 9.0 0.8 #F9DBC8 looks whiter than #263 White 2.5pb 9.5 0.2 #FFC9D7. (The code referenced for #9 in the color dictionary for Pink Tint is also #F9DBC8. I solved the pink problem by fixing the white. -JCF)
263 White 2.5pb 9.5 0.2 #FFC9D7 is very pink. (The code referenced for #263 in the color dictionary for Chaste is also #FFC9D7. A Munsell color converter obtained from GretagMacbeth for the Munsell code here gives 242,243,244 #F2F3F4, a better white. This is about as close as the Munsell range gets to 255,255,255 #FFFFFF pure RGB white.)
#CFDFF9 sky blueish white (Pourpre) is better than #F9DFCF as listed which equates to orangish white (Pourpre) for #189 bluish white and looks like a transposition error R for B and B for R. -JCF
april 2017
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